Kathryn King, MD, MHS, is the Medical Director for School-Based Health, Associate Executive Medical Director for the Center for Telehealth, and Associate Program Director for the National Telehealth Center of Excellence at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Dr. King has a special interest in taking an innovative, population-based approach to extending the reach of traditional healthcare. She has incorporated this interest into her career at MUSC’s Center for Telehealth as the medical director of one of the fastest growing school-based telehealth programs in the country. Dr. King assists the Executive Medical Director in overseeing the clinical operations and strategic planning for approximately 50 telehealth programs. The Center for Telehealth is also the administrative seat of the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance (SCTA), a consortium of major health care systems, state agencies, and key stakeholders with the mission of improving the health of all South Carolinians through telehealth. Dr. King supports statewide telehealth program development by overseeing the process of screening requests for telehealth funding from providers across the state and the alignment of the state’s annual strategic plan for telehealth.
As the Associate Program Director for one of two National Telehealth Centers of Excellence, Dr. King helps to lead a team of over 20 researchers who are conducting a rigorous scientific evaluation of a variety of telehealth programs to inform the national telehealth landscape.
Dr. King co-chairs the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance’s School-Based Telehealth Workgroup and is the representative of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Telehealth Care to the Pediatric Academic Society Planning Committee.
Dr. King attended medical school at the Medical College of Virginia, completed her pediatric residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a general academic fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University, earning a Masters of Health Science at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.